A Malaysian 11-Bore Matchlock Gun
Lot 113
A Malaysian 11-Bore Matchlock Gun
Sold for £525 (US$ 857) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Malaysian 11-Bore Matchlock Gun
19th Century
With octagonal barrel (pitted and acid cleaned) retained by a later brass barrel band (the other missing) and with iron pan at the breech, the latter with foliate engraved pivoting brass cover, characteristic brass flat lock (finial missing) and serpentine with cast decoration (mechanism and trigger missing), hardwood three-quarter stock with brass-mounted club-shaped butt, brass trigger-guard and trigger-plate en suite with the lock, the former retained by a screw with large cast brass head, and no provision for a ramrod
143.4 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • For similar examples see George Cameron Stone, A Glossary Of The Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor..., 1934, p. 264, fig. 326. For a fine gold-mounted example see Robert Elgood, Firearms Of The Islamic World..., 1995. pp. 188-189, fig. 129
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